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Snow possible Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning

Photo provided by the National Weather Service

Photo provided by the National Weather Service

This story has been updated. 

The National Weather Service says snow is possible Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning, Jan. 17.

According to NWS, “A Winter Weather Advisory has been expanded for north and west central Georgia from later this afternoon into early Wednesday. Light snow accumulations will cause some travel issues, and dangerously cold wind chills are also expected.”

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The forecast says snow is possible Tuesday evening, Jan. 16. There will also be a 10 percent chance of snow before 7 a.m. Wednesday morning.

There’s a “Wind Chill Advisory” in effect as well.

“Dangerous wind chills are expected behind the cold front starting this evening and lasting for some locations through Wednesday night into Thursday,” the weather service says. “Bundle up if you have to be outside for any duration, but please try to stay indoors.”

NWS is predicting, “Wind chill values as low as zero” on Wednesday.

There’s no word yet on whether local school districts will close on Wednesday. Decaturish.com will publish this information when it becomes available.

Atlanta Public Schools has decided to cancel after school activities for Tuesday, Jan. 16.

Here’s the full announcement from APS:

Due to impending inclement weather, including light snow and bitterly cold temperatures that may cause icy road conditions, Atlanta Public Schools (APS) is cancelling all after-school activities for Tuesday, Jan. 16.

APS will continue to monitor the weather conditions in close contact with state and city officials, the National Weather Service, and other metro Atlanta school districts throughout the evening to determine if weather conditions will impact the school schedule for Wednesday, Jan. 17.  If any changes to the school schedule are made, we will update families and staff through the APS website, the media, robocalls, and other communications channels.

For updates, please visit the district’s website at www.atlantapublicschools.us, social media channels and local media outlets.

DeKalb County Schools has also cancelled all after school activities:

All after-school activities and athletics at DeKalb County School District (DCSD) are cancelled on Tuesday, January 16 due to expected inclement winter weather.

DCSD’s After School Extended Day Program will also be closing early. Participating parents are encouraged to contact their respective schools for additional information and details.

City Schools of Decatur says it is monitoring the situation:

CSD is currently monitoring the winter weather moving into the metro Atlanta area. If you have an after-school activity this evening (Tuesday, January 16, 2018), please check with the sponsor to make sure the activity is still happening. We will continue to monitor the weather throughout the evening for any changes to the forecast that may impact school operations for Wednesday, January 17, 2018.

DeKalb County is opening up three warming centers:

DECATUR, Ga. – DeKalb County will open three warming centers for citizens to use overnight as temperatures are expected to remain below freezing. The following stations will open Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. and the close date is to be determined.

·         Fire Station 3, 100 N. Clarendon Ave, Avondale GA 30002

·         Fire Station 6, 2342 Flat Shoals Road, Atlanta, GA 30316

·         Fire Station 21, 1090 Crown Point Pkwy, Atlanta GA. 30338

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